A Missouri City police officer shoots an armed man in a gas station outside the 7-Eleven store on Highway 6 on Sunday evening.
Police Officer Shoots an Armed Man
Missouri City police officers responded to a report about a man who acted erratically outside the 7-Eleven store on Highway 6. The man was said carrying a gun in a gas station parking lot and this threatened the customers inside the store.
KHOU local news outlet reports that it happened near Fort Bend Parkway Toll Road around 7:30 p.m. Police Officers were immediately dispatched to ensure the safety of the people in the area and to prevent a further assault that could happen anytime.
A police officer tried to talk to the armed man when they arrived. However, the suspect pulled out his gun and started firing at the police officer. Authorities said that the police officer returned fire and the suspect was hit at least twice.
Condition of the Police Officer and the Suspect
The suspect was immediately taken to the nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. Meanwhile, the police officer was not injured and was in good condition.
Moreover, there were no other casualties in the shooting and the customers inside the 7-Eleven store were safe. Officials cannot yet exactly determine how many shots were fired but they think that the suspect got off at least two rounds.